Hillstreet Centre is working in partnership with St. John Ambulance to bring first aid to the community by teaching shoppers vital lifesaving skills.
On February 18th & 19, St. John Ambulance Advocates will be inviting the Hillstreet’s Kids Club members and local shoppers to join an interactive first aid session between 10am and 3pm at the centre, which aims to improve the knowledge of first aid practical skills among the community.
As part of St. John Ambulance’s campaign, Hillstreet Centre will be hosting a pop-up event to support the notion that everyone should learn life-saving skills. Providing information and practical demonstrations for adults of children, attendees’ confidence of preforming medical care will increase allowing them to respond quickly and efficiently when first aid is needed.
The event will encourage shoppers to become part of the bigger picture to build a nation of lifesavers. The session will focus on assessing a casualty, putting casualties into the recovery position, CPR, dealing with chest pains, major bleeds and chocking.
Alongside the pop-up event, St. John Ambulance will be searching to recruit locals who would like to volunteer and share first aid techniques at future events around the town. They’ll be provided with training and support to inspire other people to learn life-saving skills.
Peter Drabble, centre manager at the Hillstreet Shopping Centre, said: “We’ve invited St. John Ambulance to the centre with the hope of extending to a yearlong programme to raise awareness of first aid. We believe that promoting and showcasing lifesaving skills to our shoppers will make a difference to our community’s wellbeing.”
To find out more about the Hillstreet Shopping Centre and other promotions and events please visit https://hillstreetshopping.com/